Wow! This week has been great. The weather has been nice, sales are good and customers are reporting increased traffic and higher average tickets in a couple of regions.
The southern regoins have some ground to make up since their early sales were down due to the cold and freak snow storms they received.
Around here in AR and OK we went from 0 to insane in a week. From what I’m hearing a lot of growers including use have shortages on several categories, mainly baskets.
Farther north, it’s still a little slow but they don’t usually get started until that first week or so of April which is right around the corner.
We have storms, rain and cooler temps in the forecast that may make for a disappointing Easter weekend and a slow start to April. Then again, maybe not. We’ll just have to wait and see.
At least it’s not snowing.
We’ll have a new ready list for you all tomorrow afternoon so check back here then.
Take care and enjoy the nice weather. Jason, reporting from the couch, out.